chicory

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English[edit]

A common chicory (Cichorium intybus) flower.

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From Middle French chicorée, from Old French cicoree, from Late Latin *cichōria, from Latin cichōrium, from Ancient Greek κιχώριον.

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chicory (plural chicories)

  1. (botany) Either of two plants of the Asteraceae family
    1. common chicory (Cichorium intybus), the source of radicchio, Belgian endive, and sugarloaf.
    2. endive (Cichorium endivia)

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